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1781 U.S. Congress Approves Proposal for a National Bank U.S. Congress Economics The History Channel
1864 Federal Troops Destroy a Confederate Salt Works Near Goose Bayou, Florida Goose Bayou, Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1872 African-American Inventor, Thomas J. Martin, Is Issued Patent #125,063 for a Fire Extinguisher Michigan Scientists & Mathematcians Patent #125,063 Inventors & Inventions Fire Safety African-American Scientists & Inventors
1874 Thomas Edison Receives Patent 151,209 for Automatic Telegraphy Thomas Edison Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Edison Birthplace Museum
1900 In Minnesota, Dr. Justus Ohage Donates Harriet Island, Named for School Teacher Harriet Bishop, to the City of St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Philanthropy Minesota Historical Society
1903 Granville T. Woods Receives a Patent for an Electric Railway Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Railroads African-American Scientists & Inventors
1908 The First Middle East Oil Is Found in Persia (Iran) Iran International Trade Historic Firsts NetIran
1913 112 Performing Artists Adopt an Actors' Equity's Constitution, Elect a President Actors' Equity Labor Actors' Equity New York Times
1927 The Ford Motor Company Produces the Last of Its 15,000,000 Model-T Cars Ford Automobiles State of Michigan
1937 Ford Security Forces Beat Up Union Officials Handing Out UAW Leaflets to Ford Employees Detroit Ford Automobiles Labor UAW Historical Society of Michigan
1950 The UK Ends Fuel Rationing That Began in 1939 British Government Automobiles World War II Consumer Economics BBC
1975 Farm Worker Union Organizers Confront Mexican Farmers Mexico Farming and Agriculture Labor Texas Historical State Historical Association
1981 Satya Pal Asija Receives First U.S. Patent for a Computer Program Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Pierce Law Center
1994 President Clinton Opens Trade with China, Drops Human Rights Requirements China President Bill Clinton International Trade Human Rights/Civil Rights Human Rights Watch New York Times

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